27 Jun 2009
- The British coalition of youth justice groups advocate to the House of Lords for decriminalising the offence of soliciting for those aged under 18. Children forced to work as prostitutes are being deterred from seeking help because of the threat of prosecution. It prevents them to be recognised as victims of abuse and reduce the chances to detect trafficking cases of foreign children into the UK. The initiative is in line with the latest report by the United Nations committee on the rights of the child.